Rhema Akpofure, husband of the late Tega Akpofure who was a member of Gratitude, a musical team powered by CommonWealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Abuja, has come out to defend COZA senior pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo over accusations of being involved in his wife’s death.

Nnenna Kalu-Ude, a COZA’s former choir coordinator, had called out Fatoyinbo, his wife Modele and others on Thursday, alleging that Fatoyinbo was fond of maltreating workers of the church and also suppressing his critics through occultic powers.

However, the husband of the deceased, in a short video clip, urged those who have issues with Fatoyinbo not to mention his late wife’s name in the matter.

“Hello everyone. Good Evening, my name is Rhema Akpofure, husband of the late Tega. I was shocked when I turned on my phone and got a lot of texts from different people,” he said.

“My wife was a beautiful soul, an amazing person, and her Pastors were good to her and to me. Yes, she was a member of the Gratitude and she served in COZA, Abuja.

“My wife had no plans of leaving COZA. In fact, I just relocated to Abuja to join her.

“There were other better plans, so please, I want to beg you to ignore everything you see online. The man called Biodun Fatoyinbo is a good man and every other name that was tagged there are beautiful souls.

“Whatever encounter you might have had with anybody, it’s your own cup of tea and choice, but please take the name Tega out of this. I mean, it’s too early.”

As of press time, neither the church nor Fatoyinbo had issued a statement on the matter.